Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Tropical Timber Production Forests

Author(s): IUCN / ITTO
Published: 2006
ITTO Biodiversity Guidelines June 2006 cover Photo: ITTO/IUCN

Tropical forests are of enormous importance for the conservation of the world’s species. They contain more species than other biomes and a high proportion of these species are threatened. The goal of these Guidelines is to help foresters respond to the gravity of this situation.

Bad forest management is one of the world’s greatest threats to biodiversity; good forest management could provide a major contribution to conserving this biodiversity. These Guidelines attempt to set out how positive outcomes for biodiversity can be achieved in the management of Tropical Production forests.

Work area: 
Forests
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